Srinagar, Oct 14: A policeman was killed after militants opened indiscriminate fire on police vehicles at Kulgam district of south Kashmir.
A police official told GNS that a police team on duty for medical camp, comprising the AST team and a bunker vehicle while returning from duty was fired upon by the hiding militants at Nandinarg crossing in DH Pora area of Kulgam.
“The police party retaliated and due to brave retaliatory action, police foiled the attempt of weapon snatching conspired by the militants,” he said. The police official said that during the attack the driver of the AST vehicle Khurshid Ahmad Tak got injured in the firing of the militants.
“Despite being injured he displayed conspicuous act of courage by successfully taking the vehicle out of arch of fire and saved life of others. He attained martyrdom in the process,” he said.
A police spokesman meanwhile denied that the attack was on cavalcade of MLA Noorabad. “The news item regarding the attack on the Hon’ble legislator Noorabad is incorrect and is denied,” he said, adding that perpetrators behind this attack have been identified as Gulzar Paddar group and Umar Majid Ganie group of Hizbul Mujahideen. “In this connection investigation was also set into motion,” he said.